Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 2.2

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Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 2.2

Post by Brad » Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:08 pm

Welcome to Round 2.2 of Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8!

Vote for your favorite album in each match-up.
Remember, anyone can vote as long as the voter has heard both albums.

Good-spirited comments are encouraged, but not absolutely necessary.
Deadline = July 11th at 10am EST.

Here's a link to the bracket for the entire tournament:
http://www.bracketmaker.com/tmenu.cfm?t ... Albums%208

Match-ups:
1. Ghostface Killah - Fishscale vs. Prince & the Revolution - Parade
2. John Zorn - Naked City vs. Jorge Ben - A Tábua de Esmeralda
3. Labradford - Mi Media Naranja vs. John Adams - Nixon in China (performed by Orchestra of St. Luke's)
4. Various Artists - I'm Your Fan vs. Stone Jack Jones - Love & Torture


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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 2.2

Post by jamieW » Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:26 pm

Ghostface Killah - Fishscale
John Zorn - Naked City
Labradford - Mi Media Naranja
Stone Jack Jones - Love & Torture

Favorite album I couldn't vote for: Jorge Ben - A Tábua de Esmeralda (my second favorite album of the week, and razor close)

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 2.2

Post by BleuPanda » Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:58 pm

John Zorn - Naked City (9.75/10)
Prince & the Revolution - Parade (8.75/10)
Jorge Ben - A Tábua de Esmeralda (8.25/10)
Ghostface Killah - Fishscale (8/10)
John Adams - Nixon in China (performed by Orchestra of St. Luke's) (7.5/10)
Stone Jack Jones - Love & Torture (6.75/10)
Various Artists - I'm Your Fan (6.5/10)
Labradford - Mi Media Naranja (6.25/10)

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 2.2

Post by Jirin » Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:00 pm

Parade 86 - Fishscale 78
A Tabua de Esmeralda 85 - Naked City 78
Abstain (Decided since I can not fairly mentally compare an opera score to an album, I will vote for it anything under 70, vote against it anything over 85, abstain in between, and I gave Labradford an 81).
Love & Torture 90 - I'm Your Fan 83

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 2.2

Post by Bang Jan » Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:42 pm



I'm Your Fan

5 | Ghostface Killah | Fishscale
4 | Prince & the Revolution | Parade

2 | John Zorn | Naked City
1 | Jorge Ben | A Tábua de Esmeralda 

6 | Labradford | Mi Media Naranja
3 | John Adams | Nixon in China (performed by Orchestra of St. Luke's)

7 | Various Artists | I'm Your Fan
8 | Stone Jack Jones | Love & Torture
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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 2.2

Post by hectorthebat » Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:44 pm

1. Ghostface Killah - Fishscale vs. Prince & the Revolution - Parade
2. John Zorn - Naked City vs. Jorge Ben - A Tábua de Esmeralda
3. Labradford - Mi Media Naranja vs. John Adams - Nixon in China (performed by Orchestra of St. Luke's)
4. Various Artists - I'm Your Fan vs. Stone Jack Jones - Love & Torture

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Post by DaveC » Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:10 pm

1. Ghostface Killah - Fishscale vs. Prince & the Revolution - Parade
2. John Zorn - Naked City vs. Jorge Ben - A Tábua de Esmeralda
3. Labradford - Mi Media Naranja vs. John Adams - Nixon in China (performed by Orchestra of St. Luke's)
4. Various Artists - I'm Your Fan vs. Stone Jack Jones - Love & Torture

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 2.2

Post by Romain » Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:08 am

1. Prince & the Revolution - Parade
2. Jorge Ben - A Tábua de Esmeralda
3. John Adams - Nixon in China (performed by Orchestra of St. Luke's)

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 2.2

Post by Honorio » Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:17 am

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6. Ghostface Killah - Fishscale (2006)
vs.
2. Prince & the Revolution - Parade (1986)

4. John Zorn - Naked City (1990)
vs.
1. Jorge Ben - A Tábua de Esmeralda (1974)

7. Labradford - Mi media naranja (1997)
vs.
5. John Adams - Nixon in China (performed by Orchestra of St. Luke's) (1988)

3. Various Artists - I'm Your Fan: The Songs of Leonard Cohen by... (1991)
vs.
8. Stone Jack Jones - Love & Torture (2015)

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 2.2

Post by StevieFan13 » Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:24 am

1. Prince & the Revolution - Parade
2. Jorge Ben - A Tábua de Esmeralda
3. Labradford - Mi Media Naranja
4. Various Artists - I'm Your Fan
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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 2.2

Post by EmilienDelRey » Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:24 pm

Ghostface Killah - Fishscale
Jorge Ben - A Tábua de Esmeralda

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 2.2

Post by spiritualized » Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:09 am

1. Ghostface Killah - Fishscale (4.0) vs. Prince & the Revolution - Parade (2.5)

2. John Zorn - Naked City (4.5) vs. Jorge Ben - A Tábua de Esmeralda (4.5)
REMATCH

3. Labradford - Mi Media Naranja (4.5) vs. John Adams - Nixon in China (performed by Orchestra of St. Luke's) (0.5)

4. Various Artists - I'm Your Fan (4.5) vs. Stone Jack Jones - Love & Torture (3.5)

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 2.2

Post by luney6 » Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:29 pm

John Adams - Nixon in China
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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 2.2

Post by notbrianeno » Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:27 am

1. Ghostface Killah - Fishscale vs. Prince & the Revolution - Parade
2. John Zorn - Naked City vs. Jorge Ben - A Tábua de Esmeralda
4. Various Artists - I'm Your Fan vs. Stone Jack Jones - Love & Torture
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Post by notbrianeno » Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:12 pm

I vote Nixon in China for the matchup I previously skipped!! What an amazing discovery--I've been meaning to explore classical and opera for a while and this piece blew me away
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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 2.2

Post by Rob » Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:10 pm

6. Ghostface Killah - Fishscale vs. 4. Prince & the Revolution - Parade
1. John Zorn - Naked City vs. 7. Jorge Ben - A Tábua de Esmeralda
2. Labradford - Mi Media Naranja vs. 5. John Adams - Nixon in China (performed by Orchestra of St. Luke's)
3. Various Artists - I'm Your Fan vs. 8. Stone Jack Jones - Love & Torture

The first 7 are all really good, but I still didn't have a hard time picking a favorite each time. I don't quite get Love & Torture. It has a couple of good tracks, but it seems a little bit much-of-the-same for most of the running time, as if the rhythm section just plays the same part from start to finish.

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 2.2

Post by Brad » Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:27 pm

My picks:
1. Ghostface Killah - Fishscale vs. Prince & the Revolution - Parade
2. John Zorn - Naked City vs. Jorge Ben - A Tábua de Esmeralda
3. Labradford - Mi Media Naranja vs. John Adams - Nixon in China (performed by Orchestra of St. Luke's)
4. Various Artists - I'm Your Fan vs. Stone Jack Jones - Love & Torture

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 2.2

Post by Kingoftonga » Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:49 pm

Winners in red:

1. Ghostface Killah - Fishscale vs. Prince & the Revolution - Parade
2. John Zorn - Naked City vs. Jorge Ben - A Tábua de Esmeralda
3. Labradford - Mi Media Naranja vs. John Adams - Nixon in China (performed by Orchestra of St. Luke's)
4. Various Artists - I'm Your Fan vs. Stone Jack Jones - Love & Torture

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Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 2.2

Post by Brad » Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:00 pm

16 total voters this week:
Bang Jan
BleuPanda
Brad
DaveC
EmilienDelRey
hectorthebat
Honorio
jamieW
Jirin
Kingoftonga
luney6
notbrianeno
Rob
Romain
spiritualized
StevieFan13

Winners:
1. Prince & the Revolution - Parade over Ghostface Killah - Fishscale 10-5
2. Jorge Ben - A Tábua de Esmeralda over John Zorn - Naked City 9-5
3. Labradford - Mi Media Naranja over John Adams - Nixon in China (performed by Orchestra of St. Luke's) 8-6
4. Various Artists - I'm Your Fan over Stone Jack Jones - Love & Torture 9-4

Round 2.3 up next!

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